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by Nanos
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Human Nature not a constant ?
Replies: 84
Views: 15478

> place with fundamentally, radically different ethical and political > values, like, say, Iran. I'm curious to know how you know what its like in Iran ? To me, having spoken to people from all over the world, people from Iran strike me as just like the same people from around the corner, or any oth...
by Nanos
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Curious observation
Replies: 50
Views: 9180

> A true Muslim cannot Which is perhaps where the issue really is, as I wouldn't vote for anyone who was a true believer of any religion. But, most Muslims are like most Christians, not 100% true to their faith, so I wouldn't worry if someone was a Muslim or not. On the whole though, I do find that ...
by Nanos
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much for a degree?
Replies: 55
Views: 11150

> What will it take to bring guys like this back into the market place? Perhaps we need different business people, ones prepaired to take less profit and put up with the redtape. (I'm not a fan of redtape myself.) > subscribe to the idea that wealth, personal and national, > comes from production. L...
by Nanos
Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Manipulation
Replies: 99
Views: 36552

> no cheap storage I wonder how much flow batteries cost ? (I've heard of those being installed along with wind turbines.) > It's looking increasingly unlikely that Polywell is going to succeed I'd say its a bit too early say that, more from the recent advances in the last few years of that it was m...
by Nanos
Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: General
Topic: Global Warming Concensus Broken
Replies: 424
Views: 57120

It can be hard to tell when someone is being censored if all evidence of them trying to say something is deleted!
by Nanos
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How much for a degree?
Replies: 55
Views: 11150

My solution is cheaper ;-)

I promise to solve the problem.

I'll start driving a homemade Velomobile ASAP.

Send me the money.
by Nanos
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: How much for a degree?
Replies: 55
Views: 11150

Its what I would/am do/ing, so it gets my vote.
by Nanos
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Manipulation
Replies: 99
Views: 36552

> They don't care. This is a representative Republic. They want votes FX [ nods sadly in agreement ] I'm reminded briefly of a time when I was in college and everyone in our class came from a different country, our tutor was doing a bit about democracy and voting, and how much better our government ...
by Nanos
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Curious observation
Replies: 50
Views: 9180

I imagine he is just very busy, very very busy! If there was a way to easily see when someone last logged in, then you might at least know if someone was probably reading messages, but not having the time to reply. (As is the case on some forums.) I know myself I've been so busy at times I've not ha...
by Nanos
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did we convert from horse and buggy to automobiles
Replies: 91
Views: 13828

> So why haven't they? Electric cars are available, and always > have been. A very good question. 20 years ago Sinclair tried with his C5, and whilst it sold 1,000 a month, he really wanted to sell 50,000 a month, so the product was shelved. Back then, petrol wasn't too expensive, the bus was cheap,...
by Nanos
Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Human Nature not a constant ?
Replies: 84
Views: 15478

But your be glad to hear they met all their government targets :-) One of my favourites was the delivery time target, something like 1 hour, but thats only from ordering to delivery to the warehouse, the time you wait in the queue at the warehouse to pick up the item you ordered could well be anothe...
by Nanos
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: How did we convert from horse and buggy to automobiles
Replies: 91
Views: 13828

> London might pick up on them fast, but how many people there drive > as opposed to using mass transit? Despite the costs? There is more to the UK than just London :-) Ok, so we only have 60 million people living here, but still, I reckon thats a big enough market to develop something, after all, w...
by Nanos
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: News
Topic: found on the Los Alamos website
Replies: 5
Views: 2938

To amuse, my most favourite Los Alamos related item is:

http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/co ... 2005/509/1

> Nanos Steps Down at Los Alamos
by Nanos
Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Human Nature not a constant ?
Replies: 84
Views: 15478

I can't remember if I've told this story or not here, but once when I was working in a government department my manager was telling me that we was due to spend a morning sorting a list, by hand! Yes, thats right, printing out a list, cutting every line into strip of paper, and then hand sorting thou...
by Nanos
Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Human Nature not a constant ?
Replies: 84
Views: 15478

> Are you refering to monarchy ?

Familes, like Mafia, where everyone is related to everyone else by blood.